Metropolitan commissioner addresses meeting held for review of electricity usage and bills details

Karachi, June 13, 2013 (PPI-OT): KMC would conduct survey of electricity meters installed in all its departments and the departments in which illegal electricity was being used connection of those departments would be cut. Metropolitan Commissioner Matanat Ali Khan said this while addressing a meeting called for review of electricity usage and details of bills.

The meeting was attended by Sr. Director Medical Services Dr. Muhammad Ali Abbasi, Director General Parks Abdullah Mushtaq, Chief Engineer Electrical and Mechanical Shafi Muhammad Chachar and officers of various departments which include Estate, Education, Municipal Services and other Departments.

KMC Metropolitan Commissioner said that bold steps should be taken to curb illegal usage of electricity in different departments and wrong usage of electricity or theft in any other departments should be curbed so that wastage of electricity could stop.

A team comprising of officers of various KMC departments, Representatives of KESC and officers of Electrical Department has been formed which would collect details from parks, roads, schools, hospitals, fire stations, markets, residential quarters and other departments and electricity of such departments would cut where illegal use of electricity was being carried out and installation of new meters after survey would be carried out by KESC.

He said that survey of residential units of big hospitals of KMC should be conducted and if illegal usage of electricity found it should be cut and if employees of residential units in zoo were using illegal electricity it should be cut immediately and they should obtain legal connection from KESC.

Metropolitan Commissioner said that the electricity bills from KESC issued to KMC departments should be corrected with mutual consultation with KESC. KESC connections provided in big parks of the city were being used illegally which should be curbed immediately.

The residential blocks of Fire Brigade Stations were also using electricity illegally which should be cut and shifted to KESC meters. KESC connections provided in KMC schools would be inspected. Metropolitan Commissioner said that if electric pumps installed on KMC central corridors were not being used then electricity connections should be cut.

He said that officers and staff of Electrical and Mechanical Department with KESC have combined details of electricity bills and pointed out those locations where electricity being used without KESC meters. Matanat Ali Khan said that correction of bills with all departments should be completed in a week and report should be submitted in this regard so that further action could proceed.

For more information, contact:
Administrator Secretariat
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
Fax: +9221 9923 2406

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